Last year we finally started to unravel to mystery of a box of glass negatives in the museum collection whose documentation included the name “Fritz Rossinger.”  With this post we figured out Rossinger was actually Fritz Rosiger, partner to August Guignard of Ideal Fruit Grader fame.

This grouping seems to include Mr. Rosiger and his family (front row) along with the workers at his farm.  All evidence points to this farm being located near the transfer station on what we now call “Guignard Drive.”  It seems unfair Guignard got the road named after him, but not Rosiger.

Industry experts tell me “Fruit Grader” is actually a misnomer in this case, as the Ideal machines were sizing the fruit but not grading them.  In modern usage grading refers to the fruit quality, which is more than just size.

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